Wednesday, January 6, 2016
Sharing a Nostalgic Photo
If you are old enough to remember the sound depicted by this photo, it may help. My grandparents lived along the Delaware River in NJ, with a railroad running along two of their property lines. My grandfather was the switchman in an old wooden tower, long gone, and I can still see him carrying his lunchpail as he walked down the tracks to his tower. When I saw this photo, I fondly recalled the "choo-choo-choo" sound of steam engines, faster and faster as they picked up speed. They also had a distinctive aroma that comes back to me even today.